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Ubuntu Edge campaign approaching $8 million, momentum slows, new perks added

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Ubuntu Edge campaign approaching $8 million, momentum slows, new perks added
As the fundraising campaign works its way into its tenth day, the tally stands in excess of $7.75 million, a good amount of money indeed, but still far short of its goal of $32 million. Fortunately, Canonical has added perks and other enticements to keep interest in the project strong.

Ubuntu Edge devices can be reserved on different tiered price points based on finite quantities (a scarcity tactic) and at the time of this writing, there are still some devices available at the $775 mark before the price bumps to the $780.

Of course not everyone can afford (or simply chooses not to spend that kind of money) the Ubuntu Edge as priced, but thankfully there are $20 (founder) and $30 (forgot international shipping) perks to pledge your support. Some folks do not like to spend money and not have anything to show for it, well fortunately, for $50 you can be a “founder with style” and get your very own Ubuntu Edge t-shirt.

These are all good things, if you have been thinking of participating in the project, get on board now. The price points include VAT if that is a concern. If the project reaches its goal, the Edge will not become a retail offering. It will however, be a fully unlocked device which will work on GSM and LTE networks around the world (including Verizon and Sprint in the US) capable of delivering Ubuntu desktop to your office directly from the device. On top of that, LastPass is providing a free one-year subscription to LastPass Premium for every Ubuntu Edge backer.

A new perk! $50 offers your support and lets you show it off with a t-shirt

A new perk! $50 offers your support and lets you show it off with a t-shirt

The fundraising campaign is on pace to break records, but truth be told, it is not where it needs to be given the time that has passed already. The goal is still well within reach though, the campaign needs to find some more steam. You are that steam.

Go get yourself a shirt, toss the campaign a twenty-dollar bill if you have one, or better yet, make a pledge to get an Ubuntu Edge.

source: Ubuntu Edge (Indiegogo)

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posted on 01 Aug 2013, 13:28 3

1. fouadqr (Posts: 234; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


7,798,598

Raised of $32,000,000 Goal

21 days left
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That's too much (32 million) !!!! WTF

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 13:34 3

2. Brendan126 (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


I agree with that... I think that already raising 7.75 million plus shows that there is enough demand for the phone.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 22:52

9. chouputra (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Look at how much money apple sell in a month, $16 billion and you say $32 million is too much for high-tech product?

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 13:34

3. link2mutt (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


May, 2014 is too long.

If they plan to shipping by the end of this year, It would be better.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 22:55

10. chouputra (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


This device is not yet created like commercial device do. There are a lot of things to work on such as final hardware design, manufacturing, certification etc. If you want to get a phone right away, go to apple store or something.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 15:23

4. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)


I knew they wouldn't reach their goal.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 22:57

11. chouputra (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Don't underestimate anything, apple was said to close down more than a decade ago.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 18:37

5. FadyNabil (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 May 2013)


this is desperate,
I don't trust shutulwood, he may steal the money and escape to cuba or something,
selling a non real product is a con?! where is the law? or does the courts are blind when it comes to anything open source?!
Please, protect the ppl money

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 21:25

6. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 807; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


It's essentially the same principle as pre-ordering.

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 11:03

12. FadyNabil (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 May 2013)


preordering is for a product that is already exist and real.
this is an imaginary product that only exists in a 3dmax graphics file!!

posted on 04 Aug 2013, 22:42

13. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 807; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


It's the same principle. Your paying upfront for a product you will get in the future. I pre-ordered a ps4. They will in the future make me one and give it to me or give my money back. If you wanna go deeper into it then it's just semantics.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 04:36

7. gigantos (Posts: 26; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


In my country, with $50 one can buy over ten T-shirts with any color or words he want to paint on them lol

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 22:51

8. chouputra (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Don't mix up selling t-shirt with fund raising.

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